Supreme Court case tests private prison vs. inmate rights

McClatchy Newspapers
By: Michael Doyle
Published: November 1, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Prison hurt Richard Lee Pollard, in more than the usual ways.

Now, from improbable beginnings, the Supreme Court will examine Pollard’s treatment at a privately run California facility. The outcome could either shield or render more vulnerable the fast-growing private prison industry, not to mention what it might do for Pollard’s own post-prison life.